January 23, 2017

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8:30 am to 9:20 am
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Diagnosing Long- and Short- Term Effects of Herbicides on Landscape Plants Dr. Hannah Mathers
Grower Irrigation Through The Cloud, Using Wireless Irrigation Systems to Schedule and Control Irrigation for Container Crops Dr. Tom Fernandez, Damon Abdi
Landscape Design/Build, Retail Part 1: “The ‘Big 3’ of Social Media: A Beginners Guide to Social Media & Brand Recognition Jan Bills
Plants The Best of the Best at the MSU Trial Gardens Daedre McGrath
9:30 am to 10:20 am
Landscape Design/Build Certifications: Your Path to Professionalism Emily Huening, Roger DeLong, Rob Welch
Turf & Landscape Management Efficiencies in Turf and Landscape Management: A Case Study - Twenty-one Tips On Reducing Mowing Time Jeff McManus
Plants, Retail Leveraging Edibles—Take Back Their Yard!!! Lloyd Traven
Grower North Central Nursery IPM Working Group and Its Benefits to Producers Dr. Robert Schutzki
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Arboriculture Michigan’s Major Tree Maladies for 2017 Dr. David Roberts
10:30 am to 11:20 am
Turf & Landscape Management Curbing Winter Salt Damage Laurie Mann, Mark Mann
Grower Nutrient Management of Container Nursery Crops Dr. Bert Cregg
Landscape Design/Build, Plants, Retail Overcoming Seasonal Depression Utilizing Plants with Winter Interest and Blooms Matthew Ross
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Grower Chemical-Free From Sow To Sell—A Biocontrols Saga Lloyd Traven
Plants Green Roofs: Different Plants. Different Benefits? Dr. Brad Rowe
Landscape Design/Build, Retail, Turf & Landscape Management Make Your Customer Service Contagious! Anne Obarski
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Urban IPM Practices to Protect Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Dr. David Smitley
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Beech Scale and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Protecting Trees from These Invasive Pests Dr. Deborah G. McCullough
Retail Drive Traffic by using Retail Events Anne Obarski
Landscape Design/Build, Plants Native Plants in the Formal Landscape Mark O'Brien
Grower Systems Approach to Nursery Certification – A Fresh Approach to Plant Certification Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Turf & Landscape Management Fertilizing Turf: Rates, Times, and Factors of Application Dr. Kevin Frank
Arboriculture Getting the Most Out of Trunk Injections Dr. Bert Cregg
Retail Marketing to the Next Generation Anne Obarski
Grower Message in a Bottle: Season-Long Container Weed Control Dr. Hannah Mathers
Landscape Design/Build, Plants Top Annuals for Lasting Color in the Landscape Jerry Gorchels